Day: May 11, 2020

Rural Utah district seeks OK for four-day school week

SALT LAKE CITY — Boulder Elementary School is small, rural and remote.

If a student or staff member needs to see a doctor or a dentist it means they will miss most, if not an entire day of school traveling to appointments. Same goes for adults who need groceries or professional services such as banking.

The school community has asked the Utah State Board of Education to grant a waiver of a state board rule that says schools must conduct school for at least 180 days and 990 hours per year, which would allow the school to shift to a four-day school week.

The school, which serves fewer than 20 students, wants to make the change so families and employees can schedule personal and professional appointments on a specific day of the week, with the goal of reducing absences of students and staff.

Currently, the school offers a half-day of

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COVID-19 and mental health – CMHA National

A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities. It’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety. It’s also very common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis.[1] 

We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So, while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.  

CMHA has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this time of uncertainty 

We encourage you to share this page. We will be updating it regularly, so please check back for new resources 

Relevant resources: 

6 tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19 

CMHA Ontario offers tips to support mental health amid concerns of COVID-19 pandemic 

Pandemic pushing your

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First Fitness Nutrition Shake Recipes

Since many of our valued customers have been inquiring about First Fitness Nutrition shake recipes for a while, I decided to bring you the greatest collection of FFN shake & healthy drink recipes you can find online! The recipes can be divided into several groups or categories: Muscle Building shake recipes, Balanced Nutrition shake recipes, Weight Loss shake recipes, Health & Wellness shake recipes and Healthy Refreshing drink recipes. So, here they are, all listed below for you to try them, enjoy them and greatly benefit from ALL of them! Your body will be thankful.

Muscle Building Shake Recipes

Almond Joy Shake

  • 2 scoops Body FX Chocolate Paradise
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes or 2 tbsp coconut extract
  • ¼ cup natural, unsalted almonds
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 8 oz water or skim milk

Banana Almond Shake

  • 2 scoops Body FX Tropical Crème
  • ¼ cup natural, unsalted almonds
  • ½
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Cracking cancer’s code | Stanford Medicine

A gift of education

A philanthropist’s challenge grant will make nearly $90 million in new financial assistance available to eliminate medical school debt for incoming students in need.

New Health Trends Report

The Stanford Medicine 2020 Health Trends Report shows physicians and medical students preparing for a health care future improved by data science and technological advances.

Rave new world

The discovery that it might be possible to eliminate Ecstasy’s addictive properties could increase the drug’s potential for use in psychiatry, new research shows.

Alcohol flushing tied to Alzheimer’s

A common mutation that causes facial flushing and inflammation in response to alcohol can lead to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.

Hiding in plain sight

Even teens who aren’t especially thin could be dangerously ill from atypical anorexia nervosa, according to new research.

Take it to heart

Stents or bypass surgeries might not be needed for patients with

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